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Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Smartphone

July 28, 2014 7:24 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS. The South Korean company ...

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Nissan Expands Recall Prompted By Faulty Air Bag

July 26, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is ... 

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Science on the Job: Teachers Learn from Tech Firms

July 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small but growing number of science and math teachers aren't spending the summer at the beach or catching up on books, they're toiling at companies, practicing the principles they teach. As American education focuses on closing the ... 

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Promises of Easier Nuclear Construction Fall Short

July 26, 2014 10:23 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. So far, it's not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions ...

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GM Proposing $37 Million Expansion of Plant

July 25, 2014 3:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is considering a $37 million expansion of a mid-Michigan plant that makes three crossover vehicles. The Detroit automaker is seeking a tax break for work at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, which makes the ...

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How to Collect the Right Data

July 25, 2014 2:46 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix. But some types of data are harder to ...

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Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Could Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer

July 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center | News | Comments

Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. One pioneering approach uses nanoparticles to jumpstart the body's ability to ...   

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Work Improves Solar Thermal Collectors

July 25, 2014 2:23 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

Many research centers and companies have taken advantage of this possibility and collaboration has been set up with this research group to obtain absolute, reliable measurements of the emissivity of their materials, tools or components. In the most recent ...

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Formula Calculates Thickness of Bombproof Concrete

July 25, 2014 2:10 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to quickly calculate the concrete’s required thickness. The material will be used in the One World Trade Center at ...

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Impala Investigation After Air Bag Complaints

July 25, 2014 1:58 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The petition alleges that the weight sensor in the passenger seat can malfunction and disable air bags before a crash. It says GM used the same system in other models from 2004 through 2010. The agency says it evaluated the complaint but ...

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Feds Probe Dodge Charger Alternator Complaints

July 25, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In one case a car stopped in traffic with smoke coming from the alternator, which generates electricity to recharge the battery and run other devices. Chrysler says it's cooperating in the probe. Investigations can lead to recalls but ... 

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Photos of the Day: The Black Hornet Pocket Helicopter

July 25, 2014 1:44 pm | by Jason Lomberg | News | Comments

It weighs 16 g, can fly for up to 20 minutes, and fits in the palm of your hand. It’s the Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet, a mini helicopter which uses embedded cameras and a digital data link to provide real-time video for ground troops ...

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Engineering Update: Marines Begin Testing Robotic Mule

July 25, 2014 1:24 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The United States Marines Corps began testing Boston Dynamics' legged squad support system at the Kahuku training area in Hawaii. For those who don’t know, the LS3 is a robotic pack mule that could function autonomously and ...   

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Magnets for Fusion Energy: Revolutionary New Manufacturing Method

July 25, 2014 1:12 pm | by Nagato Yanagi, National Institutes of Natural Sciences | News | Comments

NIFS, of NINS in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in the world, by using the new idea of assembling the state-of-the-art, high-temperature superconducting tapes to ...    

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Sunshield is Length of a Tennis Court, Folds Like an Umbrella

July 25, 2014 12:56 pm | by Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard | News | Comments

The Sunshield folds up like an umbrella around the Webb telescope's mirrors and instruments during launch. Once it reaches its orbit, the Webb telescope will receive a command from Earth to unfold, and separate the Sunshield's five layers into ...

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